Emergency services are at the scene of a rubbish truck fire on the Tauranga Eastern Link toll road.
The westbound lane is closed between the Paengaroa roundabout and the Domain Rd interchange, police say.
It will remain closed until the truck has been removed.
Drivers have been advised to avoid the area or follow the diversions and take care if there is smoke in the air.
There are no reports of any injuries.
Police were alerted just after 5.15pm.
Fire crews from Maketu and Greerton are at the scene. There was no indication the fire was the result of a crash, a fire service spokesman said.